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The History and Application of Personality Testing in the Workplace

We’ve all had some experience with personality testing in one way or another. Since the beginning of the twentieth century personality testing and psychological assessments have been a staple in the recruitment and selection processes in all manner of position. Be it high level executives down to janitors, no candidate is immune to what has…

History report

1. Life in the big cities of Europe when Columbus set sail in 1492 were unhealthy, unsanitary, and very brutal conditions. Many poor and people who couldn’t support themselves would starve to death and also many people were dying of diseases that were spreading through the cities. “For most of its people a land of…

Benjamin Quarles Histographic Essay

“The role of blacks in America—what they have done and what has been done to them—illuminates the past and informs the present. Unless we fully comprehend the role of racism in this society, we can never truly know America”. These poignant words are from one of Dr. Benjamin Quarles’ last essays for the journal Daedalus….

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The history of basketball

Basketball is the most popular indoor sport in the world. It is also one of the few sports whose year of birth and originator can be traced back to 100% correctly, a man by the name of Dr. James A. Naismith in the year of 1891. Even though the game was started and grew in…

Best Practices

Historically, minority groups have been ardent supporters of and advocates for high-quality public education. Black efforts to gain systemic equality in educational policies and practices are well known: the battles for equal per-pupil expenditures; teachers’ salaries; length of school terms; expenditures for buildings, facilities, equipment, and books; curricular offerings; and so on. As a result…

Bias in Historical Description

The article reviewed was Behan McCullagh’s Bias in Historical Description, Interpretation, and Explanation in which he gave a brief but thorough outlook on the manner to which historical accounts are peppered with biased analysis and his opinion on how historians would be able to diminish, if not fully obliterate, from the nature of recounting past…

An oral history of the zombie war

Though perhaps not as “academic” as the other sources in this bibliography, the oral history of the zombie war is an important side note to the whole genre. In Brooks’ book, there are several moments, while recounting the battles with the zombies, where they are told from the point of view of the liberators. In…

A history of Latin America

It was during the European colonial expansion that Brazil fell under Portugal as a colony. Colonization in Brazil spanned the period between 1500 to year 1815. Portugal was interested in Brazil for a number of reasons that included the hope of getting minerals, raw materials as well as slave trade and labor to among other…

The History of Brazil

The first time Portuguese Admiral Pedro Alvarez Cabral anchored his fleet of 12 ships in the coasts of Brazil and stayed for 10 days was actually the beginning of Brazil’s discovery as a new found land. The official discovery of Brazil was made by accident on Cabral’s journey to India. Though Cabral did not stay…

US History DBQ Essay: New England and Chesapeake

The New England and Chesapeake region developed differently by 1700 mainly due to differences in religious backgrounds. These two regions may have shared the same origin and spoke the same English language, but they hardly ever came to an agreement. Because of this culture barrier, a separated north and south was created, causing two distinctly…

Visit to the Natural Museum of History

I enjoyed my visit to the American Natural Museum of History, I had been there once before but, I didn’t explore the south American cultures on the second floor as I did on my visit this past Saturday, it was amazing to see the displays of all the different cultures, specially because they are so…

Why is History so controversial?

Incomprehensible facts of history get overlooked to fit the script people want to believe. So, history by its nature is a subject based on interpretation. As man and time changes, so do stories and tales that include history. Therefore it is necessary for students to make and justify decisions about the relative authenticity of historical…

Bisexuality Politicised

This paper asks the question how can bisexuality be or become a danger to the dominant sexual script which I problematise as produced racism, sexism, homophobia, and monosexism. That this brand of heterosexuality occupies 99% of our cultural space in entertainment, education, history and public expression and is considered inevitable and unchallengable for 90% of…

LACMA Museum Visit

The third floor of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art houses a permanent collection on Ancient Egyptian art. One of the pieces there is a 13″ high figurine of the goddess Wadjet, sculpted from bronze in during the 26th Dynasty, est. 664-525 BCE. The figurine is in the round, with only the goddess’s feet…

The Truth Behind Lies

September 11, 2001 is the most tragic day in America’s history. These attacks were a series of United Airlines plane hijackings by Al-Qaeda radicals. Two planes hit the twin towers, one hit the pentagon, and another was aimed to hit either the White House or Capital Building but was crashed prematurely. Although the death count…

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